Ringtail Trail

 11 votes

5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

233' 71 m

Ascent

-1,749' -533 m

Descent

8,031' 2,448 m

High

6,348' 1,935 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

65 days agoUpdate

A very fun section of a larger loop at Indian Creek.

Mike Ahnemann

Overview

Description

This trail starts out from the Indian Creek campground/parking area. Just past the gate at the western end of the lot is the Indian Creek trailhead. Follow this trail up about .7 miles to an intersection of a dirt road and two singletrack trailheads, one of which you just ascended. A 'Ringtail' sign clearly marks the trailhead opposite you on the east side of the of intersection.

After entering the trail, you'll ascend for about 1 mile, until hitting a high point. From here it's 95% downhill. Things get looser & tighter as you near the bottom - switchbacks may sneak up on you if you're not careful.

When you reach the bottom, you'll be at the Swallowtail trailhead, which is part of Nelson Ranch Open Space.

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Aug 26, 2017
Rob S
Jul 3, 2017
Paul Thomas
Jun 14, 2017
Sarah Harvey
Mar 11, 2017
Greg Neel
No one else on the trail 6.1mi
Aug 20, 2016
Matt Milliron
11.6mi
Oct 17, 2015
Nathan Budge
Aug 16, 2015
Jason Fraze
Jul 19, 2015
JD Fant

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  4.3 from 11 votes

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All Clear 65 days ago
Dry - Great condition, very overgrown in some places. Grabbed our bars a few times. Keeps things interesting though. We had a blast, slight wrong turn cut us short because we followed a person who rode previously instead of following the app. Our mistake!
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What is the best way to get back the beginning or parking lot? Best place to park? Oct 28, 2015


I'd say this one is a bit tougher than advertised if you do the out and back...that climbing on the way back is a slog. Jun 6, 2016


It is possible to link this back to the Indian Creek Trail #800 - once you get to the Swallotwail trail connector, you can ride to the CR5 connector - which takes you back to Trail #800 - it will be a good climb back to the high-point on that trail before you blast back down to the parking lot - I haven't made the full loop - but have been out and back for an 11+ mile outing. I'll update once I complete the tour. Jul 20, 2016


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